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Remembrance for Rooftop Housing

In October, Pershore Arts received a request from Sue Bentley, Health and Wellbeing Facilitator for Rooftop Housing Group, to help with Remembrance commemorations.

Rooftop is a housing association based in Pershore and Evesham for older people who live independently in supported sites. Their usual Remembrance services were expected be limited due to Covid19 restrictions: would we be able to create a display to locate in one of their sites?

The answer was ‘yes’. We’ve responded to similar challenges as enjoyable collaborative projects, such as the murals in Pershore Library and in the entrance hall of St. Andrew’s Church, but with Covid19 restrictions, collaboration is difficult.  Following a site visit and discussions with Kim Skipsey, Team Leader for Rooftop, the concept, a continuous image on six separate panels, was designed by one member, and the artwork was produced by a team of three, working socially distanced in a back-garden studio. Finally, the painted panels were delivered to Cherry Orchard House, for a member of staff to display in six window panels by the main entrance.

Cherry Orchard House Rememberance Mural

Concept: Sue Haslam

Painting: Sue Haslam, Gemma Harding, Corina Trosan


Rememberance Panel by Pershore Arts

Pershore Arts’ Virtual Annual Art Exhibition

In lieu of our Annual Exhibition at Number 8 Community Arts Centre, we have created an online exhibition of our work. Most of our members have contributed to this exhibition - You can view it on the Gallery Page - we hope you will enjoy it.

Pershore Arts’ Donations to Charity

St John Ambulance

The economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic has been enormous, not just on business and individuals, but on the income of charities. Pershore Arts would normally cover the cost of hall hire and the various exhibitions we take part in, but this year there may be no such outgoings. Therefore, with members’ approval, and following a vote, Pershore Arts has made two donations of £150, to St John Ambulance and to All Things Wild.

St. John Ambulance have found themselves under enormous financial pressure whilst supporting the NHS throughout the epidemic. All Things Wild has been closed and unable to generate income during the lockdown, but of course, the animals still need to be fed and cared for. We hope that our donations will help both these worthy organisations to keep doing what they do so well.

All Things Wild

Vicky Faller, Project Development Manager at All Things Wild emailed: We would like to say a huge thank you for the very generous donation from Pershore Arts. We are overwhelmed by the kindness of you and your members, and your donation will help us to continue to provide the best care for our lovely animals.